G20 LIVE: G20 Antalya Summit in Numbers, 15-16 November 2015

G20 LIVE: the EU trade gold rush continues as EU and Australia agree to launch Free Trade Agreement (FTA) live from Antalya Turkey

ANTALYA, TURKEY - NOVEMBER 15 : Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) greets Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (R) during the 'Welcoming Ceremony' prior to the G20 Turkey Leaders Summit on November 15, 2015 in Antalya, Turkey. Kayhan Ozer / Anadolu Agency

While the outcomes of the last round of the TTIP negotiations and the many recent turning points are still dominating the conversation on the trade side in Brussels, another major happening broke a few days ago. Following talks at G20 Leaders Summit in Antalya Turkey last Sunday morning with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, the President of […]

G20 LIVE: G20 leaders reaffirm OECD’s role in ensuring strong, sustainable and inclusive growth

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The leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies today endorsed overhauled global standards to crackdown on tax evasion and recognised the important contribution made by the OECD to help the Turkish presidency in achieving the goal of more inclusive growth. At their Summit in Antalya, Turkey, the G20 leaders committed to the implementation of the Base […]

G20 LIVE: “International communities and leaders have great expectations for 2016 G20 summit in Hangzhou China”, Mr Wang Xiaolong, the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s special envoy stresses live from G20 in Antalya Turkey

ANTALYA, TURKEY - NOVEMBER 14 : Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives at the Antalya International Airport for the G20 Turkey Leaders Summit on November 14, 2015 in Antalya, Turkey. The 2015 G-20 Leaders Summit will be held in Antalya on November 15-16, 2015. Okan Ozer / Anadolu Agency

During the second day of the G20 Leaders Summit in Antalya Turkey HE Mr Wang Xiaolong, the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s special envoy for G20 gave a press conference regarding the G20 2015 developments and upcoming G20 2016 in China. The conference took place in the hotel hosting the International Media Center and the European Sting was certainly […]

G20 World Exclusive Interview: “The world, especially emerging economies and developing countries, require a more sustainable and quality development”, the Spokesperson of Japan underscores live from Antalya Turkey

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On 16 November 2015, the second day of the G20 Leaders Summit in Antalya Turkey, the European Sting conducted a world exclusive interview with HE Mr Yasuhisa Kawamura, Spokesperson and Director-General for Press and Public Diplomacy of Japan. The comprehensive interview was taken by Panos Katsampanis, Co-Founder of the European Sting, and took place inside a suite […]

G20 LIVE: Fact Sheet from the G20 Leaders Summit and key outcomes (G20 Antalya 2015 Summary)

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A. Finance Track Agenda   a. Framework for Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth           Presidency Priorities Strengthening cooperation for global policies on strong, sustainable and balanced growth Monitoring the implementation of growth strategies through an effective accountability mechanism Adjusting the growth strategies in line with recent economic developments and improving their […]

G20 LIVE: “ISIL is the face of evil; our goal is to degrade and ultimately destroy this barbaric terrorist organisation”, US President Barack Obama cries out from Antalya Turkey

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PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good afternoon. Let me begin by thanking President Erdogan and the people of Antalya and Turkey for their outstanding work in hosting this G20 Summit. Antalya is beautiful. The hospitality of the Turkish people is legendary. To our Turkish friends — çok teşekkürler. (Laughter.) I’ve been practicing that. At the G20, our focus […]

G20 LIVE: G20 Statement on the fight against terrorism

ANTALYA, TURKEY - NOVEMBER 15:  (Front row L-R) Senegalese President Macky Sall, Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, South African President Jacob Zuma, Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, US President Barack Obama, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, Russian President Vladimir Putin,  South Korean President Park Geun-hye,  Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev,  European Council President Donald Tusk, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker,  (2nd Row L-R) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak,  Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy,  Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Argentina's Economy Minister Axel Kicillof, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (3rd row L-R) World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General Roberto Azevedo , International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde, Guy Ryder, Director General of International Labour Organisation (ILO), UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, Angel Gurria (L), Secretary-General of Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Bank of England Governor and Financial Stability Board (FSB) Chairman Mark Carney pose for a family photo during the G20 Turkey Leaders Summit on November 15, 2015 in Antalya, Turkey. Volkan Furuncu / Anadolu Agency

We condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the heinous terrorist attacks in Paris on 13 November and in Ankara on 10 October. They are an unacceptable affront to all humanity. We extend our deepest condolences to the victims of terrorist attacks and their families. We reaffirm our solidarity and resolve in the fight against terrorism […]

G20 LIVE: G20 Leaders’ Communiqué Antalya Summit, 15-16 November 2015

ANTALYA, TURKEY - NOVEMBER 15:  (Front row L-R) Chinese President Xi Jinping, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, US President Barack Obama, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, Russian President Vladimir Putin, (2nd Row L-R) British Prime Minister David Cameron, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, (3rd row L-R) Guy Ryder, Director General of International Labour Organisation (ILO), UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, Angel Gurria (L), Secretary-General of Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Bank of England Governor and Financial Stability Board (FSB) Chairman Mark Carney pose for a family photo during the G20 Turkey Leaders Summit on November 15, 2015 in Antalya, Turkey. Berk Ozkan / Anadolu Agency

Introduction G20 Leaders’ Communiqué Antalya Summit, 15-16 November 2015 1. We, the Leaders of the G20, met in Antalya on 15-16 November 2015 to determine further collective actions towards achieving strong, sustainable and balanced growth to raise the prosperity of our people. We are firm in our resolve to ensure growth is robust and inclusive, […]

G20 LIVE: “Re-envisioning the economy to enable women to reach their full potential” live from Antalya Turkey

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - OCTOBER 16: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (C), his wife Emine Erdogan (L-6), Family and Social Affairs Minister Aysen Gurcan (L-5) and President of W20 Turkey Gulden Turktan (R-6) pose with participants during the Women-20 (W20) Summit in Istanbul, Turkey on October 16, 2015. Yasin Bulbul/Turkish Presidency Press Office / Anadolu Agency

Gender inequality pervades G20 economies and beyond. Women carry out the vast majority of unpaid labor around the world and are vastly overrepresented in informal, insecure and vulnerable employment. They are also subject to occupational discrimination and lack access to social protection and pension systems. Women’s unemployment accounts for three quarters of the global job […]